Portland Museums & History

Portland Museums & HistoryGet a closer look at the culture and history of the city at one of Portland's interesting museums. You'll enjoy learning about the city, art, science, sports, and other subjects as you explore the exhibits at one of these destinations.

Portland Art Museum
Explore the collection at one of the nation's oldest art museums. The Portland Art Museum boasts a permanent collection of approximately 42,000 pieces, including works by Pierre Renoir, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Franz Von Stuck, among many others. The collection spotlights important American, Asian, modern and contemporary art works.

Address: 1219 Southwest Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205 - MAP
Phone: (503) 226-2811
Web: www.portlandartmuseum.org

Portland Children's Museum
Enjoy the engaging exhibits and attractions at the Portland Children's Museum. This children's museum was one of the first established institutions of its kind in the nation, and features dozens of exhibits that are meant to entertain and educated children in a variety of subjects. Some of the museum's permanent exhibits include Water Works, Play It Again Theater, Treehouse Adventure, and Building Bridgetown.

Address: 4015 Southwest Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221 - MAP
Phone: (503) 223-6500
Web: www.portlandcm.org

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry shines a whole new light on the world we live in. Check out the museum's intriguing exhibits that explore the science of our planet and our bodies. Exhibit halls include the Turbine Hall, the Science Playground, the Life Science Hall, and the Earth Science Hall. The museum also features traveling exhibitions, and IMAX theater, and an on-site planetarium.

Address: 1945 Southeast Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214 - MAP
Phone: (503) 797-4000
Web: www.omsi.edu

Oregon Jewish Museum
Learn about Jewish history and culture at the Oregon Jewish Museum. Along with an extensive archive collection, the museum hosts several exhibits including traveling features. Some of the exhibitions showcased include Transport – Works by Henk Pander and Esther Podemski and The Dawn of Tomorrow: Oregon Jews and Woman Suffrage.

Address: 1953 Northwest Kearney St., Portland, OR 97209 - MAP
Phone: (503) 226-3600
Web: www.ojmche.org